California Bay Laurel (Umbellularia californica) is typically larger and more fragrant than much of the European Bay Leaves sold in the stores.
WHAT YOU GET:
15 freshly dried leaves
Hand selected and dried, fresh and wildcrafted Bay Laurel. The California Bay tree grows in the wilds in the Santa Cruz mountains.
Bay is an ingredient in bouquet garni and in garam masala. The bay leaf is widely used in many cuisines including Italian, French and Indian food. In Thailand, bay leaf is combined with cinnamon, cardamom and other seasonings to produce Massaman curry paste. California Bay has a richer flavor so less is needed in each dish.
Added to soups and stews, dried bay leaf lends a peppery taste with notes somewhere between oregano and marjoram.